Summer Camp Program

Lice Clinics of America® – College Station, Tomball, and The Woodlands Offers Summer Camp Lice Prevention Program

One thing that parents dread about summer camp is the occurrence of head lice, which can result in kids being sent home, causing embarrassment and inconvenience to parents and campers alike.

 

Lice Clinics of America in College Station, Tomball, and The Woodlands are offering an innovative program for summer camps in the College Station, Tomball, and The Woodlands areas in partnership with the American Camp Association to provide head lice education, pre-camp screenings, on-site screenings, and on-site and off-site treatment options that are guaranteed to be effective.

 

“The American Camp Association has said that every year a majority of calls to its Camp Crisis Hotline are from camps that have concerns about lice,” said Sonia Watt, owner of Lice Clinics of America – College Station, Tomball, and The Woodlands. “Either they have detected head lice on a camper’s or staffer’s head, or they want help preparing for an infestation should one happen.”

 

“No one wants head lice to ruin a camp experience,” Watt said. “We’re excited to provide this service and to make camp less stressful for parents, children, and camp leaders.”

 

Lice Clinics of America – College Station, Tomball, and The Woodlands is the area’s exclusive provider of lice treatment using the revolutionary AirAllé® medical device. It’s an FDA-cleared, Class I medical device clinically proven to kill live lice and more than 99 percent of eggs (nits) using microprocessor-controlled heated air to dehydrate the bugs and eggs. Most treatments take about an hour and are guaranteed to be effective.

 

“Camps are thrilled to know that any camper with head lice can be lice-free in an hour, guaranteed, and everyone can get back to having fun,” Watt said.

 

Head lice have become more difficult to treat in recent years as most head lice are now resistant to the pesticides that the most popular lice products use. A 2016 study published in the Journal of Medical Entomology found that 98 percent of head lice in the United States and other countries are now immune to pyrethroids, the pesticides used in most lice products. Additionally, pyrethroids have been linked to behavioral and developmental problems in children.

 

“Our treatments are fast, safe, and guaranteed to be effective, even against resistant lice,” Watt said. “We never use pesticides or harmful chemicals.”

 

The College Station, Tomball, and The Woodlands clinics’ summer camp program offers multiple options:

 

  • Pre-screening: Parents can contact the clinic for an appointment to be screened 24-48 hours before the first day of camp. An “all-clear” screening allows the children to skip an on-site screening at camp.
  • On-site screening: Campers can be screened at the camp location by a certified Lice Clinics of America technician. Positive screenings will be treated with the AirAllé medical device.
  • Do-it-yourself: The College Station, Tomball, and The Woodlands clinics also have several non-toxic treatment options for camps to have on-hand for lice outbreaks, including easy-to-use gels and applicators that facilitate the treatment process. Preventive shampoos, conditioners, and sprays are also available.

 

With 330 clinics in 35 countries, Lice Clinics of America is the world’s largest network of professional lice treatment centers. The AirAllé medical device has treated more than 750,000 cases of head lice around the world with a success rate better than 99 percent.

 

Camps interested in partnering with Lice Clinics of America – College Station, Tomball, and The Woodlands can learn more or to schedule an appointment, visit https://texasliceremovalclinic.com, email info@texasliceremovalclinic.com, or call College Station (855) 464-8688, Tomball (832) 648-1619, or The Woodlands (832) 957-0373.

 

 

 

 

Lice Clinics of America – College Station, Tomball, and The Woodlands Supports Moms for Mother’s Day

“We want moms to know we’re here for them on Mother’s Day and all year,” said Sonia Watt, owner of Lice Clinics of America – College Station, Tomball, and The Woodlands. “We know how much stress and pressure moms face under normal circumstances, and when head lice enter the picture, it can feel like fuel to the ‘fire.’”

 

Indeed, many Lice Clinics of America treatment centers were launched by moms after dealing with head lice in their own families. It’s no wonder the clinics are champions of moms everywhere. “Experiencing head lice can be an exercise in futility for moms because there’s so much misinformation and confusion about how to treat infestations, what works, and what doesn’t work,” Watt said. “Most of us have experienced it in our own lives and we see it every day in our clinic.”

 

“We want to educate and support moms with the facts about head lice,” Watt said. “The two most important facts moms need to know is that head lice have nothing to do with hygiene, and that most head lice are now immune to the pesticides used in the most popular lice products.”

 

“The stigma that head lice are caused by dirty homes or hair keeps people from seeking treatment which then results in worsening and persistent infestations,” Watt said. “And when moms try to treat head lice on their own, they often fail with products that no longer work and grow even more stressed and frustrated.”

 

Watt’s first and foremost message to moms whose children have head lice is this: You didn’t do anything wrong. “Most moms are embarrassed that their children have head lice, and that feeling can prevent them from seeking treatment, which just makes things worse,” Watt said. “We tell them the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that ‘personal hygiene or cleanliness in the home or school has nothing to do with getting head lice.’”

 

The second fact about lice treatment is that most popular head lice products rely on pesticides, but most lice are now immune to those pesticides. A study published in the Journal of Medical Entomology in 2016 found that 98 percent of head lice in the United States and other countries have developed a genetic resistance to pyrethroids, the class of pesticides used by popular lice products. Pyrethroids have also been linked to developmental and behavioral problems in children.

 

The College Station, Tomball, and The Woodlands clinics are the area’s exclusive provider of lice treatment using the revolutionary AirAllé® medical device. It’s an FDA-cleared, Class I medical device clinically proven to kill live lice and more than 99 percent of eggs (nits) using microprocessor-controlled heated air to dehydrate the bugs and eggs. Most treatments take about an hour and are guaranteed to be effective.

 

“Our most important message to moms is that a pesticide-free cure is just an hour away,” Watt said. “The joy and relief moms express when they leave our clinic lice-free makes every day feel like Mother’s Day.”

The College Station, Tomball, and The Woodlands clinics also offers pesticide-free, guaranteed home lice treatment and prevention products.

With 330 clinics in 35 countries, Lice Clinics of America is the world’s largest network of professional lice treatment centers. The AirAllé medical device has treated more than 750,000 cases of head lice around the world with a success rate better than 99 percent.

 

To learn more or to schedule an appointment, visit https://texasliceremovalclinic.com, email info@texasliceremovalclinic.com, or call College Station (855) 464-8688, Tomball (832) 648-1619, or The Woodlands (832) 957-0373.

Lice Clinics of America® – College Station, Tomball, and The Woodlands Honors Teachers and School Nurses in May with Free Screenings

During National Nurse Appreciation week (May 6-10) and National Teacher Appreciation Day (May 7), Lice Clinics of America® – College Station, Tomball, and The Woodlands is calling attention to the important role school nurses and teachers play in the community’s health by offering postcards that serve as certificates for free screenings for head lice and educational information to distribute to parents.

 

“We partner with school nurses and teachers throughout the College Station, Tomball, and The Woodlands areas all year round,” said Sonia Watt, owner of Lice Clinics of America, College Station, Tomball, and The Woodlands. “They are often the ‘messengers’ that alert parents and children to the presence of head lice, which can be stressful and uncomfortable, and we want to help make that message less scary.”

 

Professional screenings are one of the best ways to prevent the spread of head lice. Misdiagnosis of head lice is common, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and screening can give parents much-needed relief if no lice are present. If head lice are found, early detection can make treatment faster and easier.

 

“Screenings usually cost $25,” Watt said, “but we are giving teachers and nurses certificates for free screenings this week.” The certificates include a description of the symptoms of head lice­­.

 

“We also want to help teachers and school nurses by educating the community about head lice,” Watt said. “The stigma that head lice are the result of poor hygiene makes parents think that they have done something wrong when a child has head lice and often keeps them from seeking treatment, which just makes things worse.”

 

“The CDC says, ‘Personal hygiene or cleanliness in the home or school has nothing to do with getting head lice,’” Watt said.

 

The good news for parents is that if lice are found at the College Station, Tomball, and The Woodlands clinics or at home, a cure is just an hour away. The clinic is the area’s exclusive provider of lice treatment using the revolutionary AirAllé® medical device. It’s an FDA-cleared, Class I medical device clinically proven to kill live lice and more than 99 percent of eggs (nits) using microprocessor-controlled heated air to dehydrate the bugs and eggs. Most treatments take about an hour and are guaranteed to be effective.

Head lice have become more difficult to treat in recent years as lice have developed a resistance to the pesticides used by the most popular over-the-counter lice products. A 2016 study published in the Journal of Medical Entomology found that 98 percent of head lice in most states are now immune to the pesticides—called pyrethroids—that the products use. Pyrethroids have also been linked to behavioral and developmental problems in children.

“Most of the people that come to our clinic have already tried and failed to get rid of lice with pesticide-based products,” Watt said. “Many have been struggling with head lice for months, and they’re so relieved to know we have a fast, safe, guaranteed solution.”

The College Station, Tomball, and The Woodlands clinics also offers pesticide-free, guaranteed home lice-treatment and prevention products.

With 330 clinics in 35 countries, Lice Clinics of America is the world’s largest network of professional lice treatment centers. The AirAllé medical device has treated more than 750,000 cases of head lice around the world with a success rate better than 99 percent.

 

To learn more or to schedule an appointment, visit https://texasliceremovalclinic.com, email info@texasliceremovalclinic.com, or call College Station (855) 464-8688, Tomball (832) 648-1619, or The Woodlands (832) 957-0373.